Mares said she would give up the right to see her 9 other children if she was asked to choose between them and her lover.
"I've been having a lot of trouble from the people in Clovis. They call me incest."
Peterson said he started falling in love with his mom a week after meeting her. Claiming it was he who made the first move.
"We were hanging out just talking and I looked at her and she looked at me and I kissed her... There was a spark that ever since then it just stayed."
Mares was 16 when she gave birth to Peterson, who was adopted shortly after.
'At first I told him, "I'm sorry I don't know how you are going to react to this. I'm your mom and you're my son, but I'm falling in love with you".
"If I had to choose between my son and all my other kids I'd choose him."
Before the court ordered them not to see each other, the two lives in Mares' mobile home with her two youngest kids. One even began calling Peterson "Dad".
The couple are asking the public for donations to help their legal fund.
These photos were taken before the court made it forbidden for the two to see each other.
We'll just leave this here...